President Donald Trump seemed to acknowledge the failure of policies prohibiting drugs during a meeting on vaping.
“When you watch prohibition, when you look at the alcohol, you look at cigarettes, you look at it all, if you don’t give it to them, it’s going to come here illegally,” Trump said on Friday. “That’s the one problem I can’t seem to forget.”
The president was meeting with people from both sides of the debate on whether to enact restrictive moves such as a ban on flavored vaping products that his administration initially floated before dropping the idea. “You just have to look at the history of it,” he said. “Now, instead of having a flavor that’s at least safe, they’re going to be having a flavor that’s poison. That’s a big problem”